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meds without insurance? [Jan. 3rd, 2010|07:41 pm]
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For those of you without health insurance, how do you obtain the medications that you need?

Situation: I would like to go back to school and get a bachelor's degree, but to get the one I want, I have to go full-time. So I'll have to step down to supporting myself via part-time income instead of the full-time income I have now.

I've been working toward this for a while, and I've gotten myself to the point that once I pay off my car, I can afford to do it...if I have a way of still being able to access my meds. Right now, I have kick-ass health insurance (see above under working full-time). What can I do when I have no prescription coverage, or very little coverage?

Not taking the meds is not an option in my case: I function fine with them, but without them I can't even hold a job at all, never mind go to school.

But I don't see how I'm going to manage the last two years in the major I need without going full-time, and I'm honest enough to admit that I don't have what it takes to both work and attend school full time. I don't have a spouse or children so I don't qualify for certain need-based programs.

Suggestions are appreciated!
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[User Picture]From: oursouls
2010-01-04 01:56 am (UTC)
Being a full time student should qualify you to for health care at least through the school.
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[User Picture]From: leolapyre
2010-01-04 01:59 am (UTC)
Hey - I'm currently unemployed and uninsured and was really worried about how I was going to pay for medication, too. My psychiatrist suggested I go to Target's pharmacy and get a generic prescription of my medication (Celexa, though I used to be on Wellbutrin). My 30 day refill only cost me $4! I believe they have a generic of Wellbutrin there (it's called bupropion) and it should only be $4 for a 30 day refill, as well. Hope this information is helpful. Good luck!
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